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(1792-1872 / England)

Biography of John Bowring

Sir John Bowring, KCB (17 October 1792 – 23 November 1872) was an English political economist, traveller, miscellaneous writer, polyglot, and the 4th Governor of Hong Kong.

John Bowring's Works:

* Specimens of the Russian Poets (1821–1823)
* Peter Schlemihl, a German Story (Translation, 1824)
* Batavian Anthology (1824)
* Ancient Poetry and Romances of Spain (1824)
* Hymns (Privately published, 1825) This includes the hymns In the cross of Christ I Glory, and Watchman, Tell Us Of The Night, both still used in many churches.
* Specimens of the Polish Poets (1827)
* Serbian Popular Poetry (1827)
* Poetry of the Magyars (1830)
* Cheskian Anthology (1832)
* Bentham's Deontology (Editor, 1834). Volume I, Volume II
* Minor Morals (1834)
* Manuscript of the Queen's Court (1843)
* The Decimal System in Numbers, Coins and Accounts (1854)
* The Kingdom and People of Siam (1857)
* Translations from Hungarian poet Alexander Petofi (1866)
* Various other pamphlets

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Thy Will be done

Lord! to Thy holy will I bow me,
In infantine simplicity;
O lead me, Father! nor allow me
To wander e'en a step from Thee;
For all Thy will, when understood,
Is infinitely wise and good.


And if sometimes affliction cloud it,

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